AFRICAN CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
GENERAL STATEMENT OF
THE AFRICAN CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION
The purpose of ACA is to address issues affecting African and Caribbean students, facilitate cultural diversity awareness and social interraction within the community of the University of Mississippi.
The Constitution of the African Caribbean Association
The name of the organization shall be African Caribbean Association(ACA).
The Advisor(s) of ACA must be employed by the University of Mississippi(staff and/or faculty member) and/or an active Alumni member of the University.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP
All members must be full time students at the University of Mississippi.
All members must maintain an average grade point(GPA)of at least 2.0
Each officer must be enrolled at the University of Mississippi as a full time student at the time of the election or appointment and for the duration of the term he/she serves.
In additin, officers must be committed and active throughout their duration in office, and must NOT be in any academic or disciplinary probation
President: The President must have a minimum of sophomore standing at the time of election.
Vice President/Parliamentarian: The Vice President must have at least freshman classification and at least one semester of ACA membership at the time of election
Secretary: The Secretary must have at least freshman classification and must have at least one semester of ACA membership at the time of election.
Treasurer: The Treasurer must have at least freshman standing and at least one semester of ACA membership at the time of election.
Public Relations Officer: The Treasurer must have at least freshman standing and at least one semester of ACA membership at the time of election
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
President: The President is the chief presiding officer of all ACA meetings. The President is the official representative of ACA and is responsible for all matters within the University
Vice President: The Vice President is the principle assistant of the President and assumes the duties of the President in his/her absence.
Secretary: The Secretary records the minutes for every meeting, maintains all official documents and records, and provides information concerning ACA meetings and activities.
Treasurer: The holder of the office will oversee and manage ACA accounts during special events and activities in collaboration with the Secretary.
Public Relation Officer: The PRO will be responsible for the promotion of ACA awareness around and outside the University of Mississippi and to enhance networking channels.
Annual elections will be held at the first meeting of the ACA at the beginning of every Spring semester.
Elected officers shall be President, Vice President, and Secretary. Newly elected or appointed officers shall assume their duties at the first meeting.
The scheduled meetings shall be called by the president and/or advisor(s). All members are expected but not required to be in attendance, but must at least attend half of all the meetings to maintain their yearly membership.